23 agosto , 1945 – 5 junio , 2021
Elaine Whitman, 75 years of age, of Greeley passed away June 5, 2021. She was born In Greeley, Colorado; August 23, 1945. Growing up the family lived in the Ault, Eaton, Kersey, and Greeley areas. She graduated from Platte Valley High School in Kersey.
She met Lyle while at the Lakeside Amusement Park in Denver; and as they say – the rest is history. Elaine and Lyle were married in December 1965 at St John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Greeley. After they were married, they farmed in the Windsor, Galeton, and Gill areas.
Elaine was a devoted Wife and Mother. She was involved in all of her children’s activities growing up, whether it be as a Den mother for Scouts, a school room mother, bringing treats on little notice, or just loving on all the other kids that her children would bring home. Anyone who knew Elaine knew how much she loved her children and her pets which she always referred to as her ‘hairy’ grand kids.
Elaine’s interests included gardening, flowers, crafts (Diamond Paint Bead work), and watching tennis. She liked to cook for family gatherings and holidays – the Family always raved about her taco salad and frog-eye salad (acini de pepe).
Elaine is survived by her husband Lyle Whitman; Children: Gerald Dean Whitman, Greeley, Colorado Jolene Renee Whitman, Greeley, Colorado, Brett (Carleen) Davis, Greeley, Colorado, and Heidi Boehm, Denver, Colorado. Siblings: Robert (Loraine) Miller of Milliken, Colorado, Ronald (Karen) Miller of Greeley, Colorado, and Sheila (Lonnie) Helton of LaSalle, Colorado.
Elaine was predeceased by her daughter Patricia “Patty” Davis, and by her parents Henry & Lydia Miller.
Services will be held Wednesday, June 16, 2021 starting with a viewing at 10 a.m., followed by the service at 11 a.m. at Greeley First Assembly of God, 3000 W. 16th St, Greeley.
Memorial contributions may be made to Greeley First Assembly of God in care of Allnutt Funeral Service, 6521 W. 20th St., Greeley, CO 80634.
To share memories and condolences please visit Allnuttgreeley.com.
- Greeley First Assembly of God
miércoles, 16 junio , 2021
miércoles, 16 junio , 2021
10 junio , 2021
Family is not always biological. Mom, you told me when my best friend and your daughter passed away that you always thought of me as your daughter. Dad, you told me this week that I am your daughter and that you love me. I want you to know that I am eternally grateful that I got to spend so much time at your home growing up. I loved my sister Patty and also that I felt safe being in your home constantly while growing up. My parents had severe addiction issues and domestic violence issues throughout my childhood. We often went without food the electricity. I was beaten on a regular basis and I never knew why or when but I know it would happen regularly. The time I spent with you felt like family. You may not have known my living situation, but Patty did and she promised not to tell anybody because I was embarrassed and afraid. I was never afraid when I was with you mom and dad. You made me feel loved and like I mattered. I love you, and my sister Joan and my brother Dean we will always be family in my heart and in my mind. May you rest in peace mom I love you. Heidi Boehm